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First Lady of Gab

FIRST LADY OF GAB

Barbara Walters' ABC chat with Hillary Clinton (4th) won viewers' votes, mustering a 38 percent margin over husband Bill on 60 Minutes (20th). The senator's sit-down led into the week's highest-rated night of the struggling NBA finals (13th), which scored against CBS' Tony Awards (38th). Despite recruiting Hugh Jackman as host, the Broadway bash was down slightly from last year. Another special, NBC's Miss Universe Pageant (9th), won its slot on Tuesday. Summer premieres continued, with NBC's For Love or Money (16th) wooing a respectable crowd on Monday and Fox's American Juniors (10th) acing its Tuesday audition. Fox had less luck with Juniors' lead-out, dramedy Keen Eddie (43rd).

TOP 30

VIEWERS* LAST WEEK

1 15.3 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (R) CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 4 2 14.7 CSI (R) CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 1 3 13.7 CSI: MIAMI (R) CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 5 4 13.5 ABC NEWS SPECIAL: HILLARY CLINTON ABC, Sunday, 7p.m. -- 5 12.9 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (R) NBC, Sunday, 9p.m. 8 12.9 STILL STANDING (R) CBS, Monday, 9:31 p.m. 20 7 12.8 LAW & ORDER (R) NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 3 8 12.7 WITHOUT A TRACE (R) CBS, Thursday, 10 p.m. -- 9 12.1 MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT NBC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. -- 10 11.9 AMERICAN JUNIORS Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. -- 11 11.8 LAW & ORDER: SVU (R) NBC, Friday, 10 p.m. 12 12 11.7 LAW & ORDER (R) NBC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. -- 13 10.8 YES, DEAR (R) CBS, Monday, 8:30 p.m. 20 10.8 BASKETBALL: NETS VS. SPURS ABC, Sunday, 8:27p.m. -- 15 10.7 48 HOURS INVESTIGATES CBS, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 2 16 10.2 FOR LOVE OR MONEY NBC, Monday, 9 p.m. -- 17 10.0 60 MINUTES II CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 14 18 9.9 FAME NBC, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 12 9.9 DATELINE NBC, Friday, 9 p.m. -- 20 9.8 60 MINUTES (R) CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 8 21 9.7 CRIME & PUNISHMENT NBC, Sunday, 10 p.m. 19 22 9.6 FRIENDS (R) NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 23 9.6 BASKETBALL: SPURS VS. NETS ABC, Wednesday, 8:23 p.m. -- 24 9.5 THE KING OF QUEENS (R) CBS, Monday, 8 p.m. 18 9.5 THE SIMPSONS (R) Fox, Sunday, 8 p.m. 25 26 9.4 FRASIER (R) NBC, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. 10 27 9.1 WILL & GRACE (R) NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 6 28 8.9 FEAR FACTOR (R) NBC, Monday, 8 p.m. -- 8.9 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (R) NBC, Sunday, 8 p.m. -- 30 8.8 ER (R) NBC, Thursday, 9:59 p.m. 26 8.8 ACCORDING TO JIM (R) ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 30 8.8 THE PRICE IS RIGHT SPECIAL (R) CBS, Saturday, 8 p.m. --

*IN MILLIONS WEEK OF JUNE 2-8, 2003 SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

Originally posted Jun 20, 2003 Published in issue #715 Jun 20, 2003 Order article reprints